Bio and Awards

Filmmaker + Photographer
Founding Partner, Mile Inn
Olivier Staub is an international award-winning photographer and filmmaker whose career has taken him around the globe. 
Recognized as one of most active and rewarded actual Canadian artist; he is passioned by highly creative projects and still cumulates majors advertising campaigns. Olivier has trained and mentored countless other artists and today sits at the helm of a major commercial production collective in Montreal.
Originally from France, Olivier left for Paris at just 19 years old where he trained under Michel Desmarteau, a widely acknowledged master of commercial photography. During these years, Olivier honed his technical skills learning the finer points of large format analogue photography that would serve as a point of inspiration over the course of his career.
In 1994, Olivier settled in Montreal, where he was quickly commissioned by major ad agencies, giving him access to such global clients as GM, Volkswagen and Nike for whom he shot all over the world.  
The advent of digital photography led Olivier into a new exploratory space that opened him up to the world of filmmaking and new technology. It was a thrilling new era and Olivier ambitiously took the charge, founding StaubStudio in 2004. The studio was a fully-integrated audiovisual production house for photography, TV commercials and web content and it nourished the careers of many young talents. Later StaubStudio merged and evolved into La Cavalerie, a production company specialized in integrated production.
Today, Olivier is a founding partner and creative steward of Mile Inn, an innovative production collective that includes film, photography, virtual reality, experiential, original music and more. He continues to shoot award-winning work for major international clients around the globe.
Recent Awards
2017 —
CREA AWARDS 2017
Garde Manger Pour Tous
Grand Prize Winner • Out Of Home, Public service — "Remplir le Vide"
Grand Prize Artisan • Photography — "Remplir le vide"
Doctors Without Borders
Winner • Film, Humanitarian Cause —  "Scalpel"
Winner • Print, Non Profit Organisation — "It takes Many to save one"
Winner • Print,  Out of Home —  "It Takes Many to save one"
APPLIED ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2017
Sea Dragons
Winner  •  Landscape  & Wildlife — "Sea Dragons"
ADS OF THE WORLD 2017
Agropur

Featured  •  Ads of The World  — "Pride"

ADS OF THE WORLD 2017
Garde Manger Pour Tous

Featured  •  Ads of The World  — "Help Us Fill  Emptiness"
ADS OF THE WORLD 2017
Renault Twingo
Featured  •  Ads of The World  — "Contagious Driving Pleasure"
2016 —
ADCC AWARDS 2016
Studio, Arrive First
Gold • Advertising — Newspaper Ad, Single
Silver •  Advertising — Newspaper Ad, Campaign
Silver • Advertising — Advertising Transit, Single
COMMUNICATION ARTS ADVERTISING AWARDS 2016
Artic Garden’s
Award Of Excellence  •  Advertising  — "Remove The Grimace"
COMMUNICATION ARTS ADVERTISING AWARDS 2016
Studio, Arrive First
Award Of Excellence • Advertising — "Arrive First"
ADS OF THE WORLD 2016
Doctors Without Border
Featured • Ads of The World — "Scalpel"
ADS OF THE WORLD 2016
Studio, Arrive First
Featured • Ads of The World — Studio, "Arrive First"
CANNES LIONS AWARDS 2016
Studio, Arrive First "Legging"
Shortlist • Print & Publishing Lions — Clothing, Footwear & Accessories
Studio, Arrive First "Blouse"
Shortlist • Print & Publishing Lions — Clothing, Footwear & Accessories
Studio, Arrive First "Sweater"
Shortlist • Print & Publishing Lions — Clothing, Footwear & Accessories
STRATEGIE AWARDS 2016
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Grand Prix Strategie de la Pub • Equipement Maison et Bureau
MARKETING AWARDS MAGAZINE 2016
Groupe Infopresse, "Almost nothing Stands Between You And An Award"
Bronze • Business Press Campaign
THE NEW YORK FESTIVAL AWARDS 2016
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Second Prize • Film Crafts — Art direction
Third Prize • Film — Product & Service
ADCG AWARDS 2016
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Silver Cube • Film Advertising Crafts — Cinematography
Silver Cube • Motion — Cinematography
Silver Cube • Motion — Art Direction
THE ONE SHOW AWARDS 2016
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Silver Pencil • Online Film — Cinematography
Bronze Pencil • Online Film — Long Form Event or Live Webcast
Bronze Pencil • Online Film — Long Form Single
THE D&AD AWARDS 2016
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Graphite Pencil • Film Craft
GRAND PRIX DU BRAND CONTENT
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Grand Prize • Brand Content — Non alimentaire, Service
ANDY AWARDS 2016
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Gold • Web Film — Household Consumer Products and Services
Gold • Long-Form Web Film — Cinematography
Gold • Branded Content — Environmental Design
CREA AWARDS 2016
Grand Prize Winner • Magazine Ad — Infopresse, "Presque rien ne vous sépare d’un Créa"

Winner • Magazine Ad — Artic Garden’s, "Grimaces"
Winner • Magazine Ad — Artic Garden’s, "Sauté"
Winner • Indoor Display — Studio,  "Arrive First"
LÜERZER'S ARCHIVE MAGAZINE
Featured • January 2016, Issue 01 — Artic Gardens, "Remove the Grimace"
2015 —
CLUB DES DA 2015
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Winner • Integrated Campaign
Winner • Direct
ADWEEK MAGAZINE DEC 2015
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
#5 World Best Ads of 2015
DIRECTORY MAGAZINE DEC 2015
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
#4 World Top Alternative, innovative campaigns of 2015
#9 World Top Film of 2015
MASHABLE DEC 2015
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
World Top 10 most creative, inventive commercials of 2015
CRISTAL FESTIVAL 2015
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Silver Cristal • Online video — Best Branded Content
Bronze Cristal • Film Craft — Art Direction
Silve Cristal • Film Craft — Best Photography
Bronze Cristal • Film — Home
Gold Cristal • Design — Environmental Design
Grand Cristal • Design — Environmental Design
RED APPLE AWARDS 2015
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Bronze • FilmCraft
EUROBEST AWARDS 2015
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Bronze Eurobest • FilmCraft
EPICA AWARDS 2015
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Gold Epica • Film
Silver Epica • Public Relation
LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2015
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Gold LIA • Film, Branded Content
Silver LIA • Film, Non Traditional
Silver LIA • Film, Production Design
ART DIRECTORS CLUB EUROPE AWARDS 2015
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Gold ADCE • Film
Silver ADCE • Design
INFOPRESSE 2015
"Personality of The Year", September 2015
SHOTS ARCHIVE MAGAZINE
Featured • July 2015, Issue 158 — Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
LÜERZER'S ARCHIVE MAGAZINE
Featured • April 2015, Issue 04 — Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
KINSALE SHARK AWARDS 2015
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Silver Shark • International Film Craft, Cinematography
Bronze Shark • International Film Craft, Household Goods
Bronze Shark • International Film Craft, Production
CLIO AWARDS 2015
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Bronze Clio • Film
CANNES LIONS AWARDS 2015
Groupe Atlantic, "37 Days"
Bronze Lion • Film, Online Film
Gold Lion • Film Craft, Achievement In Production
Bronze Lion • Film Craft, Use Of Original Music
Gold Lion • Film Craft, Production Design
Shortlist • Direct — Use of Direct
Shortlist • Marketing Cyber — Online Video
Shortlist • Film Craft — Cinematography
Shortlist • Film Craft — Editing
COMMUNICATION ARTS AWARDS 2015
Award Of Excellence • For Sale — "African Encounters_Public Speaker"
INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS 2015
Nominee • Abstract — "Mother Earth  (White Veins)"
Nominee • Wildlife — "African Encounter (Kudu)"
Nominee • Wildlife — "African Encounter (Rhino)"
Nominee • Wildlife — "African Encounter (Helmeted Guineafowl)"
Nominee • Wildlife — "African Encounter (Baboon)"
LUX PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2015
Grand Prize • Portrait — "African Encounter"
Winner • Landscape — "Herons"
Winner • Advertising — Cirque Du Soleil
APPLIED ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2015
Winner • Portrait — "Tuc Tuc Brothers"
Winner • Landscape & Wildlife — "African Encounters"
Winner • Landscape & Wildlife — "Public Speaker"
2014 —
LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2014
Honorable Mention • Nature-Landscape — "Kemano"
Honorable Mention • Nature-Aerial — "Mother Earth"
Honorable Mention • Nature-Wildlife — "Herons"
COMMUNICATION ARTS AWARDS 2014
Award Of Excellence • Unpublished — "Herons"
PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CUP AWARDS 2014
Winner • Advertising — Amnesty, "Writing Marathon"
Winner • Advertising — ANEB, "How She Is"
Winner • Aerial — "Leaving Las Vegas"
Nominee • Abstract — "White"
Nominee • Wildlife — "Time Guardian"
Nominee • Wildlife — "Madness"
Nominee • Wildlife — "Elephant"
Nominee • Advertising — Astral, "See What You Want To See"
Nominee • Sports — BRP, "Mud"
APPLIED ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2014
Winner • Nature & Landscape — "Herons"
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